The next few years are going to be pretty interesting for smartphones. More powerful chipsets are going to start rolling in and 5G networks will become more mainstream. Premium smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple are also seemingly revising their strategies.
Starting 2020, Apple is expected to stray from its yearly launch strategy and release iPhones in both Spring and Fall. Meanwhile, Samsung is reportedly preparing Lite variants of its premium flagship phones.
Both, the Note 10 Lite and the S10 Lite have appeared in multiple leaks off late. In this article, we’ll focus on everything we know about the Galaxy Note 10 Lite so far. Without further ado, let’s see what Samsung has in store for the Note 10’s younger sibling.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite name
Reports say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite could also be named Galaxy A81 in some markets. If true, this would make it part of Samsung’s 2020 A-series lineup as well.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite design
Two sets of Galaxy Note 10 Lite renders have been spotted so far. The first set of Note 10 Lite renders were rather dark, but showed a Note 10 and Note 10 Plus-like display. There’s a centered punch-hole on the screen, also something we’ve previously seen on Galaxy S11 renders.
An iPhone 11 and Pixel 4-style square camera bump rests at the back of the phone. The leak also shows the coveted headphone jack make a return on the Note 10 Lite. A USB-C port can be spotted at the bottom on the phone.
Since the first few leaked renders were dark, we couldn’t make out the thickness of the display bezels. A second set of leaks changed that. Android Headlines published a color render of the alleged Galaxy Note 10 Lite (see top image) showing ultra thin bezels surrounding the display. This render once again confirmed a cutout at the center of the screen.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite specs
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is expected to feature a 6.5-inch to 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel. The panel is the same as the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Dynamic AMOLED is HDR10+ certified and is said to cut out harmful blue light to reduce eye strain. The phone is also expected to sport a curved glass back.
For its processing needs, the Note 10 Lite will likely feature last year’s Exynos 9810 chipset which also powered the S9 and Note 9. The SoC might be paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Since the renders don’t show a physical fingerprint sensor, we expect the Note 10 Lite to house in-display fingerprint tech.
The phone could get triple rear shooters. According to a previous leak, the device will get a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 32MP selfie camera.
The entire package is said to be powered by a 4,500mAh battery, which is higher than any Note 10 model so far.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite price
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is tipped to cost around $839 (Rs. 59,990). This makes it a little more than $100 cheaper than the base variant of the Note 10 which comes in at $949.
Galaxy Note 10 Lite availability
Sources tell 91Mobiles that the launch of both the Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite has been postponed to mid-January 2020. The smartphone was previously said to launch in India in December.
With all of the above information, what are your thoughts on the Galaxy Note 10 Lite? Would you buy a cheaper Samsung flagship with a 2018 SoC? Let us know in the comments section below.
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